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Weekly Coffee News: Easycream Easier + Increased Demand in Asia

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A Victoria Arduino Eagle Tempo. 2023 courtesy photo.

Victoria Arduino Updates ‘Easycream’ System on the Eagle Tempo

Italian espresso machine brand Victoria Arduino has updated its “Easycream” milk recipe and delivery technology on its year-old Eagle Tempo espresso machine. The machine, designed for fast-paced drink-making environments, can now save up to nine different milk recipes.

Report: Growth in Asian Consumer Market Increasing Brazil Imports

A Bloomberg report this week suggests that consumer growth in major coffee-producing countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam is leading to increased imports from Brazil.

Report: Climate Change Continues to Creep in on Coffee

A report this week from Salon outlines the ways in which climate change is continuing to threaten the global coffee industry. The piece also addresses possible adaptation and mitigation measures being explored by scientists and practitioners.

SCA Announces Sustainability Awards Finalists

The Specialty Coffee Association announced a list of finalists for its annual sustainability awards, which this year include a for-profit company category and a nonprofit category. Here are the six finalists in each category.

NCA Names New Communications Director

The National Coffee Association (NCA) of the United States has appointed Helena Dean to the role of director of integrated communications. Dean most recently served as Director of Communications at the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).

Keurig Dr Pepper to get Tax Breaks for Texas Investments

The city council of Frisco, Texas, this week approved a plan put forth by Keurig Dr Pepper that calls for tax rebates for continued investment, according to a Dallas Morning News report. The company relocated its headquarters to Frisco in 2019.

Reborn Coffee Closes $1 Million Investment

California-based coffee roasting and retail chain Reborn Coffee said it closed a $1 million investment from Scott Lee, the CEO of a company called Walking Slow Entertainment.

‘Yeast Cream’ Maker Closes $5 Million Funding Round

A Swiss biotech startup called Cultivated Biosciences has closed a $5 million seed funding round designed to support its continued development of what it calls “yeast cream,” a non-animal-derived emulsion designed to resemble dairy cream.

Pop & Bottle Launches Multiserve Cold Brew

Los Angeles-based canned and bottle coffee and plant-based latte drink maker Pop & Bottle launched a new line of multi-serve cold brews, including availability in select Target stores.

Tchibo Announces Sustainable Sourcing Plan

German roasting giant Tchibo has announced a new in-house sustainability scheme designed to achieve 100% “responsibly purchased” green coffee by 2027. The company said that approximately 20% of its coffees currently bear some sort of sustainability certification.

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Value Chain Study Explores How to Make Coffee Work for Smallholder Farmers

Newly published research reinforces the idea that participation in the specialty coffee market has greater potential to improve small family farmers’ incomes and livelihoods… read more

Highlights from the 2024 Roast Summit in Portland, Oregon

Poor cell service had the unexpected benefit of deeper connections at the highly intensive Roast Summit, presented last week by Roast magazine in Portland, Oregon… read more

Two Fiorenzato Home AllGround Grinders Make US Launch

Italian coffee grinder maker Fiorenzato is launching two new models under the Fiorenzato Home sub-brand in the United States this month: the AllGround Sense and the AllGround Probrew… read more

Starbucks Names 10 New ‘Origin Grants’ Totaling Nearly $4 Million

The Starbucks Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with global coffee giant Starbucks, has named the recipients of 10 grants worth nearly US$4 million… read more

Hemro and La Marzocco Launch Hands for Songwa Nonprofit in Tanzania

Two of the world’s most prominent coffee equipment companies, La Marzocco and Hemro Group, have created a farmer-focused nonprofit called the Hands for Songwa Foundationread more

Honeycomb Credit Offering $2K Grant for Coffee Businesses

Pittsburgh-based small business crowdfunding broker Honeycomb Credit is offering a no-strings-attached $2,000 grant for one United States coffee shop, coffee roaster or bakery business… read more

Design Details: Energizing Creativity at Madcoffee in Monterrey, Mexico

Brilliantly combining two business functions in a unified building is the Plaza Áuriga location of Monterrey, Mexico-based specialty coffee purveyor Madcoffee… read more